A Huge Carpet Made From Candy Has Been Installed In China

Artists Craig & Karl have created a nearly 14,000 square foot installation made from 13 tonnes of candy pieces as part of the ‘Sweet as One’ exhibition in Chengdu, China.

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About the project

Encompassing 13 tonnes of candy pieces and nearly 14,000-square-feet Craig & Karl’s installation for the ‘Sweet as One’ exhibition in Chengdu aims to celebrate the Chinese New Year in a festive and celebratory way.

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The exhibition was curated by Hong Kong creative studio AllRightsReserved to bring awareness to the plight of underprivileged children in rural areas. The artwork within the candy carpet encompasses a variety of symbology, from blooming flowers which symbolize good luck to stylized pandas, Chengdu being their ‘hometown’.

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The candy carpet stretches 607 feet long by 23 feet wide. Small squares were filled with single colored candy and these squares were built upon to establish a grid that was used the create and execute the artwork.

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Over 2,000 volunteers meticulously assembled the entire piece by hand over just five days. Organizers plan to donate meals and the candy from the installation to the under privileged.

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Artist: Craig & Karl

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